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Potluck Shabbat
1st Friday Each Month

Join us for a wonderful potluck following 6:15pm services. This is delicious food you won't want to miss!!!

Potluck Guidelines

Food should be dairy or vegetarian, use hekshered ingredients, and brought in a disposable pan/vessel. Food cannot not be heated in our kitchen. See Rabbi's detailed guidelines (pdf file) and explanation of hekshered.


Musical Shabbat
2nd Friday Each Month

Join us at 6:15pm for evenings of melodic worship with a little groove thrown in by our own congregational band. These are evenings you won't want to miss!!!


Shabbat Unwrapped
3rd Friday & Saturday
Each Month

Join us at 6:15pm Friday or 10:00am Saturday for a special Shabbat where Rabbi Bass will explain parts of the service, or point out some aspect of a specific Tefilah. This is designed to deepen connections to our ancient roots, and grow in our understanding of our tradition.

Etz Hayim named one of Sun Gazette's Best Places to Worship in their Best of Arlington roundup!

Counting the Omer: The Wisdom of Etz Hayim
Counting of the Omer can't get any better than this! 49 bits of Wisdom in 49 Tweets for the 49 days of Counting the Omer!

Join us in marking the coming of Shavuot with a daily dose of Wisdom contributed by a member of Etz Hayim. We'll send this straight to your cell phones and inboxes, and infuse a little bit of learning between Passover and Shavuot holidays.

Sign up by texting follow omerlearning to the phone number 40404. Prefer to get e-mail  instead of messages to your phone? Click here. Or, follow us on Twitter at @omerlearning. Full details available at the Omer Learning page!


2nd & 4th Thursday Every Month | Israeli Folk Dancing Class, 8:00pm-10:00pm

Spring Break for Religious School: Sunday, March 29 - Saturday, April 11 (Classes resume Sunday, April 12)

Spring Break for Preschool: Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 10 (Classes resume Monday, April 13)

Friday, April 3 - Erev Passover, First Seder |
Passover Siyyum Behorot Services, 7:00am; NO evening Shabbat services (Enjoy your seder!)

Saturday, April 4 - Passover, Second Seder | Passover/Shabbat Services, 10:00am

Sunday, April 5 | Passover Services, 10:00am

Friday, April 10 - Passover, 7th Day | Passover Services, 10:00am

Saturday, April 11 - Passover, Final Day | Shabbat/Passover Services with Yizkor, 10:00am

Sunday, April 19 | Social Action Social: Meal Preparation for Arlington's Homeless, 3:00pm-5:00pm (Babysitting available) -- CLICK HERE to sign up for this event!

Sunday, April 26 | Sukkot in Spring, 8:30am-5:00pm (AM & PM shifts available -- Volunteers needed! CLICK HERE to sign up for a shift for April 26 and/or the prep day on April 19);  Faith for Equality in VA Interfaith Service, 5:00pm



Sponsored by the Samuel and Jean Koshar Rothstein Fund
CLICK HERE for the brochure to see the full schedule and class listings. There is no cost for these programs, but contributions are welcome. Please register for the sessions you wish to attend: 703-979-4466 or to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
Babysitting: Please notify us in advance if you need childcare.

Session 5: Jewish Stories: From Creation to Contemporary Life
Taught by Rabbi Josh Ackerman
Sundays at 10:00am
  • April 12: Stories on the Creation of the World
  • April 26: Stories on the Exile and Redemption
  • May 3: Stories about Leaders and Miracle Workers



CLICK HERE to order Rosendorff’s challahs for Shabbat!

Please place your orders by Monday evenings. Challahs are $6.00 per loaf, and checks must be made out to "Etz Hayim" and dropped at the office.  Please note, challahs need to be picked up on Fridays by 4pm.  Please make arrangements with the office if you cannot meet this time frame.

  If you’d like more information, please contact us by e-mail at or telephone at 703.979.4466.